Slow cooker clean eats Italian chicken!

I am always on the prowl for some clean eats crockpot cooking…

So, I was delighted when I ran across this one today!Clean eating crock pot chicken

Here is the recipe:

  • 4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 T. garlic, minced
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. honey
  • 2 T. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 T. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

This Clean Eating Slow Cooker Italian Chicken is a super easy meal that you can feel good about feeding to your family.  It’s packed with fresh ingredients and has enough flavor that you can eat alone, over salad, or over your favorite rice.  Enjoy!

  1. Mix all ingredients (except chicken) together and mix for about 30 seconds until ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Place chicken breasts and sauce in crock; cover and Crock on LOW heat for 7 hours.
  3. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Let chicken absorb sauce and crock for another 30 mins. to 1 hour on LOW.
  4. Serve with your favorite pasta or quinoa.

 

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Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of the Crockpot!

Hey all,

What can I say…I hate to cook.  I mean really.  You wake up at 4:15 a.m., get your workout in, get ready for work and out the door by 7 a.m.  Work all day and then head home at 5 p.m.

Who really, really feels like cooking at that time?

Do you?

I know that I don’t.  But, yet, I do want to eat clean.  I have had some amazing weight loss results in the last few months and I feel so good.  The one thing that can jeoporize that feel good feeling is ruining my nutrition.  So that must stay constant.

And, a crockpot makes it all so easy.  Prep the ingredients ahead of time, stick them in the crockpot the morning of, press high (or low), and then walk away.

I am always on the prowl for new recipes.  Rarely do I ever make the same dish twice.  Thus, the title of this blog…”Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of the Crockpot!

I came across this great recipe…not sure who needs credit but someone does.  I can’t say that I was the brainchild behind this one.  Rarely am I ever!

But, I do know that I am going prep this baby over the weekend so on Monday morning, I just hit “play!”

Here it is:

Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of Crockpot!Chicken Crockpot Eat Clean Wonder

Ingredients:
– 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
– 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
– 2 yellow onions, chopped
– 2 cups fat free, low sodium chicken broth
– 1/4 cup lemon pepper seasoning
– 4 tbsp paprika
– 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
– 1 tablespoon kosher salt
– 1 tsp lemon zest

Directions:
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Mix together the lemon pepper seasoning, paprika and salt. Coat the chicken with the spice mixture. Place the coated chicken in the crock pot and cover with the fat free chicken broth, garlic cloves, parsley and onions and lemon zest. Cook on low heat for about 3-4 hours (or until done).

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New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” CHALLENGE GROUP

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” CHALLENGE GROUP
Start the New Year feeling and looking GREAT! Our next online challenge group will run for 21 days starting January 11th. Give yourself the GIFT OF WELLNESS in 2015 by joining us!  We only accept 6 people for each group.  I will provide the support, accountably, information and motivation you need to make 2015 your healthiest year ever.

HERE’S THE PLAN:
For this group, we will teach you how to create new and healthy habits while enjoying the foods you love…GUILT FREE! You’ll start the New Year on the path to looking and feeling great while developing healthy lifelong habits.

January 4th: Group opens and preseason begins
January 11th: Workouts and clean eating plans start

My challenge groups take place in a private Facebook group where participants get to know each other and help provide support to others in reaching their goals. I ask that my challengers check in daily because the more engaged they are with the group, the more success they have. I do require you list me as your coach on TeamBeachbody.com and follow a fitness program to ensure your success. Contact me for further details on how to join and I’ll help select a plan that’s just right for you.

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Fitness tips to make it through the holiday season – don’t skip a meal

These are very, very busy days leading up to Christmas.

I know that I am running around frantically.  Darn exhausted most of the time.

I have lists after lists that I managing to keep myself on task.  I have a Christmas Eve open house and then Christmas dinner.  Yikes!

Well, you may wonder…”how do I stay healthy when I am running around for here to there?”  or “what can I just grab and go to eat?”

Holiday tips to avoid overeating

Holiday tips to avoid overeating

Do NOT just “grab and go!” One thing that you can ensure is that you don’t skip a meal.  I know, I know…there is so much to do.

But, if you want to keep reaching for your goals, you gotta just reach for them and that means you gotta plan it out.  And, if you can’t plan it out, always have some healthy snacks on hand to have available in a time of desperation.

The more you skip, means the greater chance of overeating.

If you are running around all day, and forget to eat…you are more likely to over do it when you go to that party later on the evening.

So the more you keep on track = the less likely to overeat.

So, don’t skip a meal.

Eat healthy meals throughout the day…space them out…every three hours.

You got this!

Me

P.S. – If you missed yesterday’s holiday fitness tip, catch it here.

P.S.S. – You can now follow me on Instagram as well.

Fitness tips to make it through the holidays – stay active

Hello all!

Boy Christmas is quickly approaching, isn’t it?

I bet you are thinking, “how am I going to stay on my diet with all that food hanging around?”  I know, I know.  I have thought that to myself year after year.

There is one thing that you can do.  Stay active.  Sign up for a race and go out and run on that day.  There are plenty of holiday races happening.  Can’t find one, check out Meetup.com to see if there are some active events on or near that day.

Let me share what I did this year…

Right around Thanksgiving last month, I wanted to get some accountability.  I figured if I had a group of people that I was “reporting” to all month long, I might not stray from the challenge.  So I signed up for a Beachbody Challenge group.  My challenge was to do the 21 day fix.  It consists of a container portion plan and a daily 30 minute exercise.  You end up getting a bunch of colored containers and a nutrition guide to determine how many of each containers that you need in a day.  At first, I really thought it was darn confusing.  Then after searching around on Pinterest, I found some really great meal plans.  The 30 minute workouts range from upper fix, to lower fix, to pilates fix to even something called the Dirty 30 and more.  While surely not the insanity level, they were vigorous and gave one an ample workout.

So, after 21 days. I lost almost 7 pounds and 2 inches on my chest, 3 inches from my waist and 3 inches from my hips.  That is pretty darn impressive for 21 days!

Here is a visual of my results:

21day fix Beachbody Results

Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix Personal Results

The challenge group that I belong to is for 30 days…so the program and accountability don’t end there.  I have a few more days to go and support to make it through the holidays.

Today, my PIYO came in the mail … and I will have that ready for my New Year’s Resolution Challenge Group.

If you are interested in starting your new year off right, contact me to be part of a challenge group!

Otherwise, stay active…find some event you can train for and participate in, plan on going for a walk instead of eating food, and have a list of folks you can text or Facebook when the going gets tough on Christmas Day!

Me!

P.S. – If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it here!

Fitness tips to help you make it through the holidays – just because it says so…

So today I am sure many of you are baking and cooking away, not to mention shopping.

Don't ruin your fitness over a Christmas cupcakeIt is hard during these days to think about not eating those tempting goodies that you are slaving away on, right?

I am sure you are standing there right now saying, “how am I going to stay away?”  or “how am I going to be good on my diet when there is so much good food?”

Well, you don’t have to be perfect you know.  It is the holidays after all.

But, you don’t have to gorge either!

Just because, the recipe says to cut the pie into 6-8 slices doesn’t mean that you can’t slim that down and say cut the pie into 10 slices.  Or maybe instead of making muffins, you can make mini-muffins instead.  Or what about making smaller cookies.  Your in control you know.

Just because you are looking to get fit, doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself.  What good will that do anyway?  You will just end up binging and gorging anyway.  And, oh the next morning feeling, like “I shouldn’t have done that…”

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